Loc. Incrociata - Fraz. Pietraviva, 52021 Bucine (Arezzo)
The Incrociata built on a hill 300 mts above sea level, is the ideal destination for guests who are looking for a holiday close to nature in the quiet of the countryside. The large old country house located inside the estate, dates back to the mid 19th century and offers comfortable, sunny accommodation with easy access to pleasant nature walks in the nearby traditional Italian farmland.
The house is surrounded by 1000 sqm of lawn and a large well equipped swimming pool (15 X 7 metres) is open from May to September. There are swings and games for children, table tennis, table football sets and benches and tables under century old oak trees. A barbecue, a laundry and a roofed parking area are available for the use of guests .There is a riding centre 3 km from the house and tennis courts 5 km away. Basic items can be purchased in the small village of Pietraviva about 500 metres from the estate and in the town of Ambra, 4kms away, you will find a wide variety of shops.
CAPANNA - Comfortable and spacious vacation apartment locate on the ground floor: kitchen, living room with a fireplace and a double sofa bed, a double bedroom, a room with twin beds, a bathroom with shower, satellite FLAT TV and wall safe; a private outside area with a vine pergola surrounded by meadows.
COLOMBAIO - Spacious apartment located on the 1st floor: large living/dining area with a double sofa bed, kitchen, double bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower; spiral staircase leading up to attic room with twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower. Flat equipped with FLAT TV and wall safe.
CANTINA - A cozy apartment on the ground floor: living/dining room with kitchen corner, double sofa bed, double bedroom, small room with twin beds, bathroom with shower, FLAT TV and wall safe. Outdoor area on the veranda.
ARCO- Ground floor: living/dining room with kitchen corner, double sofa bed, double bedroom, room with twin beds, bathroom with shower, FLAT TV and wall safe. Outdoor area on the veranda.
GREPPIA - Ground floor: living/dining room, kitchen. On 1st first floor: double bedroom, room with twin beds, bathroom with shower, FLAT TV and wall safe. Outdoor area on the veranda.
DISPENSA – Ground floor: living/dining area with kitchen corner and double sofa bed, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, FLAT TV. Vine pergola.
GRANAIO- 1st floor: living/dining room with kitchen corner and double sofa bed, double bedroom, bathroom with shower,FLAT TV,wall safe.
Outside the house: a roofed veranda overlooking a large lawn, wood burning oven, barbecue and swimming pool (10 X 5 metres). Inside on the ground floor: kitchen (dishwasher and electric oven), dining room, living room with a fireplace, room with twin beds and bathroom. The first floor: double bedroom equipped with wall safe, a room with twin beds and a bathroom. (6 beds altogether). Inside garage.
MIRAVALLE - Miravalle the vacation house of your dreams, lies deep in the midst of four hectares of vineyards. It is about 50 meters from the Incrociata Farmhouse and looks over the hills of the Ambra river valley. Its privileged location affords guests the opportunity to enjoy a private, authentic rural Tuscan environment.Outside the house: a roofed veranda overlooking a large lawn, wood burning oven, barbecue and exclusive swimming pool (10 X 5 metres). Inside on the ground floor: kitchen (dishwasher and electric oven), dining room, living room with a fireplace, room with twin beds and bathroom. The first floor: double bedroom equipped with wall safe, a room with twin beds and a bathroom (6 beds altogether). From the ground floor, by an inside staircase, you can reach a second living room in the basement, which can host two more beds. (a total of 8 beds). Inside garage.
Agriturismo Incrociata is conveniently located to the incredible artistic and historical beauties of Tuscany. Florence is just 60 km away and Arezzo 25 km away; both can be reached by catching the train at the Bucine station. Siena is 35 km away and you can also visit San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Greve in Chianti, Cortona, the Rapolano sulphur baths (5 Km) and many other places. To reach the splendid coast-line of the Maremma will take you about an hour's drive or there is coach service is available. For those fond of shopping, "Incrociata" is at the centre of the Valdarno fashion hub where you can find outlets of the best known designers, such as Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent and many more.
As a group of two couples, we stayed at Agriturismo Incrociata's Miravalle House for nine nights in June. We had a wonderful time.
Set in it's own garden, with a pool, pizza oven BBQ with fabulous views of the Val d'Ambra, the well appointed, classically Tuscan style house was perfect for us or for anyone who wants a peaceful location. We had a hire car and toured around Tuscany during the day or parked at the local railway station in Bucine and got the train to Florence and Arezzo.
In the evenings we cooked local produce for ourselves and enjoyed the excellent red wine from the house vineyard. Sitting outside and seeing wild boar and deer passing along the valley below us while the moon rose made us feel very privileged.
To stay at Incrociata you will need your own transport. There are local restaurants but we didn't use them, so we can't comment. There is a small alimentari a short walk away in Pietraviva, but generally we shopped in supermarkets at Bucine or Levano; a 15 minute drive away.
We lovely time at Incrociata; it's a magical place and we don't hesitate in recommending it.
WOW this place was awesome!!!! If you want to get away and have a relaxing time this is the place to be. You will need a car to get a round to the unique areas.
Staying at the Agriturismo Incrociata was like have a little piece of heaven on earth. For someone who lives a very hectic & stressful life in America, it was so nice to be your beautiful, relaxing surroundings. Didn't have a care in the world while I was there.
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